Archive: 20/05/2010

Evolution of whale size linked to diet

(PhysOrg.com) -- The wide range of body sizes among whales arose early in their evolution and was associated with changes in diet, according to a new study by researchers at UC Davis and UCLA. The study appears in today's ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Hubble Finds Star Eating a Planet

(PhysOrg.com) -- The hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy may also be its shortest-lived world. The doomed planet is being eaten by its parent star, according to observations made by a new instrument on NASA's Hubble ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Astronomy
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Mystery disease kills rare Kazakh antelopes

More than 200 female saiga antelopes have died in Kazakhstan from an unknown disease, further threatening a species already at risk of extinction from poaching and habitat loss, officials said Thursday.

dateMay 20, 2010 in Ecology
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When it comes to security, think 'natural'

Security systems could be more effective if officials looked at how organisms deal with threats in the natural world, University of Arizona researchers suggest in the May 20 edition of the journal Nature.

dateMay 20, 2010 in Other
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